Episode 72

Published on:

1st Oct 2021

Episode 72: Pau Maui Vodka

Episode 72 features Pau Maui Vodka, a vodka made in Hawaii from pineapples! Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, it retails for $19.

Enjoy this episode with your favorite vodka based cocktail!

Pau Maui's official website: https://paumaui.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1949 - The LeVecke family gets into the drinks business
  • 1980s - LeVecke begins doing business in Hawaii, building Hawaiian brands
  • 2006 - Open the Hali'imaile Distilling Company in Maui
  • 2008 - License is issued.
  • 2015 - Packaging has been updated, and a tasting room opens at the distillery
  • 2018 - LeVecke buys the 800 acre Maui Gold Pineapple plantation

Key Cocktails:

Pau Maui is unflavored vodka, so the list of cocktails is literally endless. Recipes are on the brand's website.


Link to Distillery Coordinates on the Bottle

Wikipedia Article on Pineapple

Flaviar Description of the Distillery

Hawaii Beverage Guide Listing

Business Journal Article on Purchase of Maui Gold Pineapple

YouTube Video on the Distillery for LeVecke Team

YouTube Distributor Video

Pau Maui Vodka Featured On Drinking Made Easy

Original Promotional Video on YouTube

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.